"I was sick and your took care of me." - Matthew 25:36
St. Clement's Medical Ministry seeks to provide not only prayer and spiritual support, but practical day to day information that will be helpful to those families dealing with a life-threatening illness, severe injuries from an accident, or the onset of debilitating aging issues. As many of us have faced these issues in our congregation, our support is based on the needs we have discovered during our caring ministry, such as:
- Help with finding information on your particular medical issue.
(e.g. American Cancer Society brochure "After the Diagnosis").
- Pet and house-sitting resources for those who must travel out of town for treatment, both short and long term.
- Caring for the caregiver or caregivers.
- Utilizing the help offered by family and friends.
- Emotional support from parishioners who have faced a life threatening crisis.
- Provide suggestions for dealing with financial stress.
- Resources for "after care" issues.
- Recommendations for a church home for those receiving care in Houston.
MINISTRY MISSION: To share the love of Jesus Christ through ministry and helping hands support to patients and their families in our parish family, and to those who may be seeking a church home while they are receiving medical care in El Paso.
The ministry encompasses the following:
Community Outreach Ministry: As many in our congregation have faced serious medical issues, St. Clement's provides an outreach program to patients and families in need of spiritual and practical support. We can facilitate accessing services in El Paso, utilize St. Clement's community of churches to meet your denominational preference, and be your anchor during this challenging time.
Congregational Ministry: As a member of our congregation, St. Clement's Church will provide spiritual support for you and your family, whatever your need, during the stressful time of catastrophic illness. We are here to pray with you and to lend a helping hand. A diagnosis of a serious or life-threatening illness changes one’s life forever. Many decisions must be made during a time when the patient, or his or her family, are feeling vulnerable and experiencing a range of emotions. Having a church family affords spiritual direction, sacraments, worship services and a Christian community which can be comforting to both the patient and family.
We at St. Clement’s Church believe we are called to minister to and support patients and their families while they are in treatment, and beyond. If you have a ministry need, or would like information, please contact the Church office (915-533-4915 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
But You O Lord are a shield around me,
my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
I cry aloud to the Lord, and He answers me from His holy hill.
I lie down and sleep; I wake again for the Lord sustains me.